Say Hello to Slippery Elm!

Say Hello to Slippery Elm! (19th June 2021):

Fried foods, processed snacks, fatty meats…Many of you may have tried avoiding these trigger foods that slow down the rate of digestion, no matter how irresistible they may seem. Still, it doesn’t relieve your symptoms of heartburn and indigestion that much. But why is that so?

No worries! Today we are going to share a wonder remedy to deal with these symptoms…

But, first of all we need to understand what ‘acid reflux’ (more commonly known as heartburn) actually is.

Well…when we eat or drink, food travels down the oesophagus to a muscle called the oesophageal sphincter that aids in letting food into our stomach. Acid reflux happens when this sphincter weakens, or relaxes at improper durations, causing the stomach acid to splash back up into the oesophagus. And as a result, you experience a burning feeling or discomfort in your chest and throat!

Yes…herbal remedies are always a finer choice over chemical ones. So, even if allopathic medications or lifestyle modifications aren’t working, why not try adding a herbal supplement to your treatment regimen?!…One that doesn’t come with any side effects and naturally gives a boost to your immune system…

Let us give you a hint! It’s inner bark is used for medicinal purposes…What’s even more amazing is that it comes in any of these easily accessible forms—capsules, powder, and lozenges!

However, the best part certainly is that its high fibre content and anti-coagulant properties can even help relieve constipation and inflammatory conditions in your furry companions, including dogs and cats! And your horses too!

Any guesses?! Yep, you are right! It’s none other than the slippery elm plant!

Studies have shown that slippery elm extracts coat the oesophagus and stomach to relieve the discomfort caused by acid reflux.

That’s not the only thing! It can also stimulate the intestines to produce mucus that combats ulcers and other stomach issues such as constipation and diarrhoea.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? You will be even more amazed to know that slippery elm not only works wonders as a digestive aid, it has other benefits also!

A Wonder Healer! 

  • Soothes Cough and Sore Throats:

If you are having a sore throat, powdered slippery elm bark will surely become your favourite herbal ally in no time! You have to simply mix it with boiling water, and drink when cooled to a reasonable temperature.

But, why would that be beneficial for you?

Actually, slippery elm consists of mucilage, a sticky mixture of sugars that cannot be broken down by the digestive tract. This mucilage has the potential to coat a sore throat, and relieve pain.

No wonder, slippery elm is such a popular component in commercial brands of throat lozenges available worldwide!

  • Prevents Urinary Tract Infection:

Studies have shown that slippery elm powder acts as a mild diuretic by promoting the flow of urine, and certain excretory processes. In the process, it is said to soothe the lining of the urinary tract and reduce pelvic pain in menstruating women.

Always remember that a huge amount of a person’s immune system is in the gastrointestinal tract. So, please don’t neglect your digestive health. It may have negative impact on your body in the long-term.

Well…What are you waiting for then?! Consult a natural health practitioner today to know more about the slippery elm products best suited for you…Stay healthy and safe!


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